Celebrities all over the world usually have businesses they run apart from their usual singing and acting.
Most of these celebrities, if not all, go into fashion design of clothing line business to boost their incomes.
Kanye West, Drake, Rihanna, Jessica Simpson, among other are some international celebrities who started their own clothing line.
See the list below:
In February 2015, West debuted this clothing line Yeezy Season one with Adidas to rave reviews. For follow up collections, he even made it on to the New York Fashion Week schedule.
His biggest fan was his wife, Kim Kardashian, who never hesitates to rock the clothes.
Drake started his fashion line OVO (it stands for October’s Very Own and is a nod to his birth month) in 2008 with his friend Oliver El-Khatib. The hip-hop-inspired luxury streetwear line is marked by a trademark owl logo and has vibes similar to that of Supreme and A Bathing Ape.
Williams launched her eponymous fashion label Serena in 2018, and the line includes everything from jackets and dresses to lounge pants and bags. The tennis star talked about her journey to becoming a fashion designer on her Instagram as proof that you should never stop going after what you want, even if people tell you no.
Like her sister, Venus Williams has her own clothing line, specifically, an activewear label called EleVen By Venus Williams. It is marked by the type of sporty pieces you can either wear to work out or wear while lounging on the weekends.
Yes, the Whoopi has a fashion line! She launched DUBGEE in 2019 with the mission that, “DUBGEE has no race, creed, age or size. It’s meant to make you feel good about how you look and feel.” You can currently purchase pieces from her line from retailers like Neiman Marcus and Amazon.
Getting the singer’s style is easy thanks to the line since she launched with Fashion Nova in 2018. The following year, her second release with the retailer broke sales records, making the company $1 million on the first day. It’s safe to say Cardi will be part of the Fashion Nova family for a long time.
The star initially launched her namesake line in collaboration with Nine West co-founder Vince Camuto. Thanks to the success of the collab, Simpson added on, and the brand stretched across 22 different licenses. Her clothing line can be found at department stores like Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Dillard’s.
The comedian and talk-show host launched her lifestyle brand ED by Ellen in 2015 and followed up in 2018 with a clothing, shoes, and accessories line with Walmart: EV1 from Ellen DeGeneres. Everything in the line comes in at less than $30.
Like Lauren Conrad, Lopez inked a deal with Kohl’s to create her own line. The clothing line encompasses a variety of dresses, tops, and skirts close to the singer’s own style so you can get her look without spending millions.
There’s no doubt Pharrell Williams is one of the best dressed producers and artists in the business. Hence, all his fashion ventures. He has a clothing line called Billionaire Boys Club, an Ice Cream fashion line, and has partnered with the likes of Adidas on his own colorful sneaker collection.
Selena Gomez added clothing designer to her résumé after working on a ready-to-wear collection for Coach. The collection features slip dresses, knit cardigans, and whimsical bags. Here’s hoping she comes out with more pieces for the next few seasons.
Arguably the most successful celebrity to break into the luxury fashion world as a designer is Victoria Beckham. The star often rocks her own designs in public and hosts a fashion show every season. You can find her polished pieces at luxury retailers like Net-a-Porter, Mytheresa, and Farfetch, as well as her own website.
When your parents are Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, the world is your oyster. At just 20 years old, Jaden Smith has his own gender-neutral fashion label called MSFTrep (pronounced misfits), telling Teen Vogeue, “I took the ‘I’ out of ‘misfits’ because we’re a team and there is no ‘I’ in team. It’s a place for the lost kids and everyone to go, and something for them to have.”
The singer and Trace Ayala founded clothing line William Rast in 2006, focusing on premium jeans. The label later evolved to encompass jackets and tops for both men and women. If you’re looking for west coast vibes/casual clothing, you may fall in love with Timberlake’s brand.
Following in the footsteps of the Kardashians, it seems Jordyn Woods has expanded her business-savvy skills from beauty to fashion. One of her ventures was starting her own fashion label Secndnture (pronounced second nature), which she launched in 2018. The activewear label is size-inclusive and ranges from $45 to $79.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner
The sisters teamed up to create a fashion line named after themselves in 2016. You can shop their pieces (they make swimsuits, tops, dresses, bags, shoes, and more) at retailers like Shopbop and Revolve, and the styles on offer cater to young, trendy millennial fans. Clearly the two take after all the other ladies in the family as business-savvy moguls.
After launching an inclusive beauty line, lingerie line, and sporty apparel line with Puma, Rihanna took the plunge into luxury fashion. The singer debuted her label Fenty with LVMH earlier this year, offering luxurious pieces at competitive price points. And, she will join the fashion week circuit in Paris, so stay tuned.
As her sisters each claimed a stake in the fashion industry, Khloé specifically set her eyes on denim. She launched Good American in 2016 with a focus on promoting body positivity and inclusive sizing. The brand later expanded into activewear in 2018. Bonus: a percentage of sales from the brand is given to Step Up, an organization that supports girls in underserved communities.
Like Eva Mendes, Union also has a line with New York & Company, which offers an array of colorful everyday tops, dresses, and bottoms. In addition to her successful fashion line, Union helped the brand branch into baby’s clothes by launching Kaavi James by Gabrielle Union (named after her daughter) earlier this year.